I had an amazing day today. I had the day to myself to regroup and decompress from motherhood. Just spending time alone with no multitasking and no looking out for two little people is a God-send. So a day of yoga and taking an art class is like having my cake and eating it to! … Continue reading Figuring Out Happiness
Some time around middle school I started hearing some phrases quite often: “you’ll need that for college”, “you’ll do that in college”, “just wait till you’re in college”. Every choice I made was weighed out by the effect it had on me going to college. It wasn’t my parents who said these things. One, had never … Continue reading My Slow and Steady Approach to College
P had a violin lesson today. Every so often I can feel she’s turned a corner with her progress. This October it will be three years since she started playing. We’ve turned many corners and there will be many more to come. When she’s taught something new, it seems so small and insignificant and yet … Continue reading The Details of Perfection
Yesterday I : played puzzles with G cleaned the entire house: bathrooms, windows, vacuumed and moped with the “assistance” of two little girls. did 3 loads of laundry, folded 2 and put 1 away practiced violin with P took P to a violin lesson took P and G to the driving range made breakfast. lunch and … Continue reading No. I don’t have time.
Isn’t it funny that what seems so normal to one person is mortifying to another? Me placing G on this shelf and walking over to get a napkin is perfectly normal to me. Fortunately, the guys at this pizza place in Venice feel the same way. Another day I was at a shipping location. To keep G in … Continue reading Behind My Scenes
I love hiking. When the girls were too small to walk it was easy to put them in a jogger. I chose wide open trails. But next came a phase when they can walk but not as long or far as I wished. Neither one of us gets a work out really. I don’t want … Continue reading A Hiking Game
I’m totally mesmerized watching teen aged girls these days. It won’t be long before P is there and I’m curious and scared for what is coming down the pipe. I’m also wondering who will P be? What kind of girl will she be? What will her style be like? Who will her friends be? Last … Continue reading I’ve Changed My Mind
Today was huge. Today was the last meet of the 2014 San Fernando Catholic School League Swim Season. It’s been a good swim year for P. She medaled in the breast stroke in every meet. Half way through the season she started competing in all four events: back, breast, free and fly. She was never … Continue reading Today was HUGE!
P stepped on a bee yesterday morning. Her foot started itching in the evening and then it swelled overnight. She has spent most of the day on the couch. I’ve been doing a round of homeopathic solutions: epson salt soak, garlic taped on the location of the sting, cotton pads soaked in apple cider vinegar … Continue reading A Bee sting and Cake
I suspect hese are the pictures that’ll melt my heart the most as the girls get older. That belly! That bare belly in diapers with those cute toes and hands! The simplicity of a warm morning in the fall. How easy and calm life is now before pre-school and kindergarten and homework and a million … Continue reading Baby G